A teenage boy arrested in connection with an incident in Ipswich has been charged with the murder of two men.
The boy, who is aged 17 and from Ipswich was charged today, Saturday 10 December 2016, following an investigation from the Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team.
The victims have now been formally identified as Barry Street aged 32 and Nathan Oakley aged 18. Both men are from Ipswich. The Home Office post mortem examinations carried out today found that both victims died as a result of stab injuries.
Police were called at just after 1.15pm on Thursday 8 December, to reports that a man aged in his thirties had been stabbed at West Meadows and had collapsed outside the entrance to the site. Officers were immediately sent to begin investigating and the man was taken to hospital in an ambulance.
A further call was then received at just after 1.30pm reporting that another man – aged in his late teens – had been brought to Ipswich Hospital in a car having sustained suspected stab wounds.
The men were taken for treatment but died in hospital a short time later.
Shortly after 1.30pm on the day of the incident, police conducting enquiries at West Meadows detained a teenage boy in the vicinity of Paper Mill Lane in Bramford. He was arrested on suspicion of murder and taken into police custody.
Yesterday evening, Friday 9 December, detectives made an application for a warrant of further detention at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court, where they were granted an additional 36 hours from the time of issuing the warrant to question the suspect.
The boy has been remanded in custody and will appear at Ipswich Youth Court for his first hearing on Monday 12 December 2016.
Police are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of West Meadows between 8am and 3pm on Thursday 8 December to contact detectives with any information they may have. Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have driven past the entrance of the site during this time and who have dash-cams fitted in their vehicles.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting reference 70694/16, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.